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Stockholm | Evans falls in round two

Stockholm | Evans falls in round two

Disappointment for Dan Evans, the new British No 1, who was beaten in the second round of the Stockholm Open by Filip Krajinovic.

Evans, who had celebrated leap-frogging Kyle Edmund in the rankings with a first-round win over Bernard Tomic, fell 7-5 2-6 6-3 to the Serbian.

Krajinovic is ranked 17 places below the Briton but recovered from a disappointing second set to out-last Evans for a place in the last eight.

The Briton, seeded 8, had started well by breaking Krajinovic in the opening game but the momentum began to change as his opponent fought his way back into the match to take the opening set.

The 29-year-old from Birmingham recovered in the second set, threatening the Krajinovic serve from the start to level the match.

But errors increasingly began to creep into Evans’ game and he paid a heavy price when he was broken to fall 3-1 behind the decider.

After saving another break point, Evans responded by breaking the Serbian back for 4-3, only to squander his serve again immediately and allow Krajinovic to serve out for the match.

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Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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